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Albums most influential in developing your music tastes?

What was your gateway album to what you listen to now? I mostly listen to instrumental hip hop and indie music now, and these albums did it for me:

1. Ok Computer – showed me what music could sound like, not a lot more to say.

2. DJ Shadow – Entroducing: I listened to this high school year and my friend and I immediately went out, bought a turntable, bootlegged Fruity Loops and started making beats (all the beats we made sucked, but that was the most fun I ever had making music). It also got me into crate digging, which opened up a whole history of music I would have never considered had I not heard this album. People say that though "VU and Nico" only sold a couple hundred thousand albums, everyone that bought a copy started a band. I don’t know how much this album sold, but I’m pretty sure everyone that bought a copy either became a DJ or at least bootlegged Fruity Loops. That’s a right of passage.
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